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Horn etiquette: Think twice before 'laying on it'

July 20, 2014

Q: Regarding the use of the automobile horn, there seems to be a trend in our area of people becoming totally disconnected while texting or checking emails when stopped for a red light. Several times recently, I have had to give a 'toot' to the person in front of me who has their head down and is too busy texting to notice that the red light changed to green several seconds ago. I'm not in a big hurry, but invariably, if I don't honk, the texter will wake up in time to scoot through the intersection just before the light changes back to red, leaving me sitting through another cycle of the light. I know that civility went out the driver's side window several miles back, but what do you recommend in this situation? Wait passively for the individual to get moving, wait for a while and give a polite 'beep', or immediately hold down the horn and let them know how I truly feel about their lack of driving etiquette? I fear that if we continue to accept this inconsiderate behavior, it will only become worse. Ventingly yours,

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